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DEP Office of Oil and Gas Online Resources

One of the positive impacts of shale development across the Commonwealth has been the resources poured into updating the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) website. This is part 1 of 2 highlighting the public resources available online from DEP.  

Marcus Hook refinery gets makeover as natural gas hub

It is out with the old and in with the new at the 500-acre waterfront facility formerly known as the Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery, now the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex.  

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Water quality in Pennsylvania hasn't been affected by hydraulic fracturing in the state, a report from state's conservation department said.  

Meetings on proposed Shell 'cracker' plant in Beaver County lure 1,000

More than 1,000 people flocked to two informational meetings on Wednesday to hear about Royal Dutch Shell's proposed petrochemical plant in Beaver County, but they didn't get an answer to their biggest question.  

State reaps $582M windfall on gas drilling in state forests

Private natural gas and oil wells in state forests pumped $582 million into Pennsylvania budgets in five years, more than tripling the combined revenue of the prior 60 years, state forestry officials said on Wednesday.  

Drilling in Pa. forests: 'Impacts and trade-offs'

About 1,486 acres of Pennsylvania state forest land has been converted to roads, pipelines, and well pads for Marcellus Shale natural gas development, according to a state monitoring report that will be released Wednesday.  

Walking, 'talking' drilling rigs aim to modernize fracking

The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.  

EIA: Railroads expected to take on more LNG

Railroad sector expected to switch from diesel to LNG as U.S. gas reserves grow, EIA says.